Google Chrome Updated For The New MacBook Pro’s Retina Display

Google Chrome Updated For The New MacBook Pro’s Retina Display

Google Chrome for Mac now looks good on a Retina display.

Good news for Google Chrome lovers: the popular third-party browser has been updated on the Mac with Retina graphics for the new MacBook Pro. This makes Chrome the first browser besides Safari to take full advantage of Apple’s ultra-high resolution display tech. Google has also included built-in webcam and microphone support and several other improvements.

Chrome now includes the getUserMedia API, which lets you grant web apps access to your camera and microphone without a plug-in. The getUserMedia API is the first step in WebRTC, a new real-time communications standard which aims to allow high-quality video and audio communication on the web.

The latest release also includes “deeper Google Cloud Print integration” and more support for gamepads. Retina support was being tested in the Google Canary beta browser, but today marks the transition to the stable, public release.

You can download the newest Google Chrome directly or check for updates if you already have it installed on your Mac.

  • danielbt

    FInally! I didn’t use Canary because it wouldn’t play fullscreen youtube videos correctly.

  • bobbbio

    Ahhhhhh. Was really hating so much about Safari… and Canary was too buggy for any real-world usage.

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